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QA_guy 12-27-2012 10:14 AM

Resetting Tire pressure light:
 
Not sure if this is the right area to post this thread but I recently put my snow tires on my new (to me) 2003 BMW 330Xi and the tire pressure sensor went on. I understand this is common but I need to know how to reset the light. All the tires have been checked and have appropriate air pressure. Also I have looked on youtube and browsed the internet and for some reason haven't been able to find the correct way to do this to a 2003 330Xi.

I read somewhere that it involves turning the car on and then off and then holding the tire pressure button in some order. Please help, many thanks

Bemwe_03i 12-27-2012 10:50 AM

While the car is on press and hold the tps button until the red light goes off. I usually reset mine like this never double checked tho. Must be in the manual

///Motoluxe w/ Bimmer

Jesse M 12-27-2012 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by QA_guy (Post 15010345)
Not sure if this is the right area to post this thread but I recently put my snow tires on my new (to me) 2003 BMW 330Xi and the tire pressure sensor went on. I understand this is common but I need to know how to reset the light. All the tires have been checked and have appropriate air pressure. Also I have looked on youtube and browsed the internet and for some reason haven't been able to find the correct way to do this to a 2003 330Xi.

I read somewhere that it involves turning the car on and then off and then holding the tire pressure button in some order. Please help, many thanks

Did you swap over the TPMS sensors with the new tires? If you don't have the sensors installed, then the light will always be on. Otherwise, just hold down the tire reset button until the light turns yellow, drive for about a 1/4 mile and it should go away.

QA_guy 12-27-2012 11:26 AM

Ahh I did not put the TPMS sensors on with the new tires, there lies the problem. First Bimmer and first car with TPMS. Is this something that I can do or does a shop need to do it? Also since they are on new snow tires and I will only have them on for 3-4 months is it a necessity. Many thanks guys, just trying to learn.

Jesse M 12-27-2012 11:31 AM

You would have the take the tires off and remount them.

Bemwe_03i 12-27-2012 05:15 PM

lol you didnt, i thought u changed them over to the new wheels, or just swapped the tires. How did you think that was gonna work? If they are already on your car i would just drive if you can live with that red light being on...TPMS sensors go on the rims its part of the valve stem not on the tires but i got u

djantlive 12-27-2012 05:33 PM

2003 has TPMS? My 2003 M3 didn't.

Bemwe_03i 12-28-2012 12:28 AM

2003.5 ;)

QA_guy 12-28-2012 09:26 AM

Thanks guys, just found out my 330Xi does not have the TPMS it uses an indirect tire pressure monitoring system and bases inflation against wheel speed. My 330 is a 2003 so it must be pre-TPMS. I also submitted this on reddit.com/r/bmw and a BMW technician set me straight with how to reset the sensor. Thanks again for your guy's help!

djantlive 12-28-2012 11:56 AM

there is a procedure on the reset on youtube. if you just press on the button for a few seconds, the light will go away also.


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